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Texas Serial Shooter 'Won't Stop'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.27.2015 | Crime

Investigators in Texas are in a desperate hunt for a serial shooter they blame for five shootings, one of them fatal, in less than a week. But unti...

Cops: Drunken Driver Hit Squad Car While Officers Were Dealing With Other Drunken Driver

AP | Posted 01.26.2015 | Weird News

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) -- Police in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with anot...

DNA, Informant Help Crack 1984 Cold Case Murder

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2015 | Crime

By Camilo Smith HOUSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - With the help of an informant who had a run-in with the law and a DNA database, Houston po...

Texas Officer Fired After Using Stun Gun On 76-year-old Man

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A South Texas police officer who used a stun gun on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker...

Teen Accused Of Threatening Police On Twitter

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - A Texas teenager was arrested on Monday on suspicion of posting a photo on social media showing an air rifle that was accompanied by text ...

Wife In Texas DA Murder Case Sentenced To 40 Years

AP | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — A North Texas woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison after earlier testifying that she...

Estranged Wife To Plead Guilty In Texas DA Murder Case

Associated Press | Posted 12.29.2014 | Crime

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — The estranged wife of a former justice of the peace in North Texas is expected to plead guilty to murder in connection with th...

Police Officer, Girlfriend Beaten And Robbed In Hit-And-Run

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.28.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Texas are searching for a group of suspects who they say attacked and robbed an off-duty police officer and his girlfriend on their way...

David Lohr

Missing Armored Truck Driver's Family: 'He Had Nothing To Do With This'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

The family of a missing armored truck driver in Texas, whose empty vehicle was found abandoned on Monday, say he's not involved in his disappearance o...

David Lohr

Former Classmate Of Missing Woman Charged In Connection With Her Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

A former high school classmate of a missing Texas woman has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, more than three months after the woman...

Police Hunt For Man, Son After Mom Found Dead In Fridge

AP | Posted 12.09.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man and his 11-month-old son after the child's mother was found dead in a refrigerator in a Houston a...

Penalty Phase Begins For Ex-Judge Convicted Of Murdering DA's Wife

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — An assistant prosecutor shouted "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" in the moments before a gunman bent on revenge shot him repeatedly las...

Mom Charged After Daughter's Body Found In Fridge

AP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston mother has been charged with neglect after her 9-year-old daughter's body was discovered stuffed inside a refrigerator. Am...

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

In order to be competent enough to be executed, Scott must understand why he is being executed. Presently, Scott thinks that he is being executed for being a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Cigarette Butt DNA Leads To Arrest In Murder Of Security Guard

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.07.2014 | Crime

DNA evidence collected from a cigarette butt has led police to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a security guard at an illegal gambling venue. Ri...

David Lohr

Missing Woman's 'Own Worst Nightmare' Was Abduction, Says Mother

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.30.2014 | Crime

A desperate search is on in Texas for a missing young woman who family members say has experienced the one thing she feared the most – abduction. ...

San Antonio Gave 12,000 Citations To Homeless People In Less Than 2 Years

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

San Antonio has no qualms with issuing hefty fines to its poorest residents. The city's police department gave out more than 12,000 citations to h...

Teen Sentenced For Killing And Raping Mother

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

A Corpus Christi teenager who admitted to killing his mother and raping her corpse was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Kevin Davis, 18, beat...

3 Dead, Child Injured In Texas Trailer Park Shooting

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

Police say a man has been arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas. The...

School Resource Officers Accused Of Using Excessive Force (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.04.2014 | Crime

A high school student in Houston, Texas accused school resource officers of using excessive force when she refused to hand over her cellphone. "I d...

Man Stabs Roommate For Being Loud During Threesome: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.04.2014 | Weird News

A man in San Antonio, Texas faces felony charges for allegedly stabbing his roommate numerous times for making too much noise while having sex. Ant...

Trial Of Dad Accused Of Shooting Drunk Driver Who Killed His Sons Raises Issues

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road i...

Family Of 4 Among 6 Killed In Police Chase Car Crash

AP | Posted 10.11.2014 | Crime

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — A family of four were among six people killed Sunday when a motorist seen driving erratically southeast of Houston fled fr...

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Mom Allegedly Admits To Brutal Slaying Of 4-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

Police in Texas say a 25-year-old woman walked into a police station Monday and confessed to killing her 4-year-old daughter. Athens resident Staci...

Texas Massacre Suspect Collapses In Court

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Hous...